Moon Journey: The Dark Moon

In my desire to deepen my connected with nature, I’m expanding my knowledge of the moon. While I’ve watched the moon pass through its phases and thought about planting by them, I haven’t given the ever-changing orbiting satellite my full attention or acted on those thoughts.

As I explore the moon further, I’ll share my journey here. Today, I am marking the dark moon. It’s also known as the new moon and black moon.

In garden lore, this is a day to rest, rejuvenate, think about what has transpired since the last dark moon and to meditate. If this was a season for gardening, I’d do no planting, no pruning, no digging. I would observe the garden to see how it has changed, how it grew and how it didn’t grow. I’d not put into action any plans, only observe and make plans.

Spiritually, it is a time to reflect on the past few weeks and to seek wisdom from them. It’s a time to be still, to listen to the echoes of the past to learn from them and to not make the same mistakes.

If those around you are quiet and reserved, allow them to be in the moment. Perhaps they are self-reflecting brought on by the moon.

In astrology, the moon is considered a planet, yet you won’t find it referred to by that term in astronomy.

Happy Dark Moon. Let its energy soothe you.

I’ll expand on this phase on the next dark moon.


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